An email message promoted from my email archives to my blog on the last day the 2004 Red Sox were world champions (10/26/05).
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 13:20:13 -0400
To: Ed [deleted]
From: "Erik J. Heels" [deleted]>
Subject: Re: Congratulations on the Victory
Thanks, Ed! It's been an exhausting, exhilarating, cathartic experience
for everyone in Red Sox Nation. After they won, I made three phone calls:
the first to my father, who took my to my first Red Sox game in 1976; the
second to my brother, who swore off the Sox after 1986 but got sucked back
in this year; and the third to my friend Joe, whom I've known since we were
6, and who shared the agony of 1975 and 1978 with me.
When the Sox clinched a playoff birth, my 8-year-old Ben asked, "Dad, do
you think the Red Sox will win the World Series this year?" "Oh yes," I
answered, "I think that every year."
Just wait 'til this year!
This will last a lifetime. Thanks again!
At 10/29/04 12:13 PM, you wrote:
>I can only imagine your emotions as you celebrate the Red Sox
>victory. I remember well your despondency in 1986 when they
>lost. Hope you're enjoying it well with your family.
>Will share more later, but had to let you know I was thinking